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Galveston.com Launches New Vacation Rental Services

[ February 6, 2012 ] - Galveston.com & Company, creator of the official website of Galveston Island Marketing and Tourism, is pleased to announce an exciting new vacation rental program. Galveston.com now can direct its thousands of daily website visitors seamlessly to an inventory of the Island's premier short-term rental properties, while ensuring the unparalleled customer service and quality that has made Galveston.com one of the most popular tourism websites in the state of Texas.

The new venture is a win-win, says Galveston.com & Company president Lee Roane. "Not only do website visitors have the ability to easily search for properties based on location (i.e., beach, bayside, canal, seawall, and in-town homes), type (i.e., condo or home), number of bedrooms and bathrooms, or if the property is pet friendly - but an optional booking engine allows them to conveniently book rentals online themselves, simplifying the process for both homeowners and visitors."

In addition to private home homeowners, the new system is open to all Island vacation rental companies interested in tapping into the website's daily 20,000 visitors, greatly increasing exposure.

Galveston.com's new vacation rental interface is powered by the Company’s proprietary DestinationNext™ reservation software, long utilized on the website to provide lodging and cruise reservations, local cruise parking reservations, airport transfers, and ticketing to such events as Dickens on The Strand, Moody Gardens concerts and shows like Imagine Christmas, the Kemah Winefest, the Downtown Galveston Lofts Tour, and Epicurean Evening.

Galveston.com & Company vice-president Jim Cordell is equally excited about the social aspects of the network. “With our new system, we can easily harness the reach of one of the most pervasive social networks in the world today. Facebook’s viral distribution power allows site visitors to view and share home information with only one click of a property’s ‘like’ button.”

"All of us at Galveston.com & Company absolutely realize the importance of social networking in regard to promoting vacation rental properties,” says Scott Moon, director of advertising. “For people who may be unfamiliar with Galveston, now it’s easy to search for a property that perfectly matches your needs AND simultaneously see how your friends and others like the property. This can be an extremely powerful tool in the decision-making process.”

Chief Operating Officer Kent Muller also recognizes the dividends for homeowners and vacation rental companies.

"For the first time in one easy-to-use interface, vacation rental listings by both individual homeowners and vacation rental companies are now available in one place. And with multiple tiers of marketing available from Galveston.com, our customers are only limited by their imagination and budget."

Galveston.com & Company was recently awarded 11 AVA Awards, a gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award; and its sister company, GalvestonCruises.com, was named Carnival Cruise Lines Partner of the Month.

Vacation Rental Search & Listings
Visitors to Galveston Island who wish to book vacation rentals may view inventory by clicking here. To have someone contact you to discuss adding your property to our portfolio, please fill out the form at http://www.galveston.com/addmyhouse/; or contact Scott Moon at (409)765-3511.

About Galveston.com & Company...

Galveston.com & Company, Inc.is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transportation reservations; and event ticketing via its proprietary DestinationNext™ software. For more information, contact Galveston.com & Company at via phone (409)763-8676 or email at websites@galveston.com.

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